Memorable sports moment of the week – The Red Sox draft Roger Clemens

The Boston Red Sox selected Roger Clemens out of the University of Texas with the 19th pick in the Major League Baseball Draft 29 years ago this past Wednesday on June 6, 1983.

Clemens, who amazingly compiled 354 wins, in comparison to 184 losses, and 4,672 strikeouts in 23 seasons playing for four teams, made his professional debut with the Sox roughly a year later on May 15, 1984.

The 11-time All-Star and seven-time Cy Young Award winner dominated in Beantown and, after winning 24 games and posting a 2.48 ERA, earned the 1986 American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award.

After four consecutive mediocre campaigns on the Hill in “The Hub,” the portly “Rocket” rightfully did not have his contract renewed by former general manager Dan Duquette.

Clemens, an adulterer who allegedly began banging country music singer Mindy McCreadywhen she was a sickening 15 years of age, ultimately vacated the New England region and inked a four-year deal worth $40 million to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays after the 1996 season.

The headhunter and known abuser of steroids recaptured his brilliance in Canada and, at the time, seemed to prove to Duquette wrong.



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